White Vinyl Shade Pergola by Archadeck

White Vinyl Shade Pergola by Archadeck

Here in St. Louis, summer 2011 has been brutally hot.

So how do contractors plan and design a perfect backyard structure that associates ‘outdoor living’ with comfort?


And plenty of it!

Custom deck designers and builders, like Archadeck, can easily include shade into your deck design in several ways:  shade pergola, privacy walls and lattice, open or screened gazebo, deck with a roof cover or a screened in deck.

Significant shade can be achieved with a pergola — an open, roof-like, slatted structure.

Deck Shade, Gazebos, Archadeck

Gazebo for Deck Shade, by Archadeck

Pergolas provide a polished look for a deck while filtering sunlight too.  Add a few vines or hanging plants to your pergola and the result — more shade!  And depending on the direction your deck faces, a tall privacy rail or lattice trellis can be constructed to block additional direct sun.

An open gazebo or a screened gazebo with a deck is another fantastic way to add shade.

Gazebos are stylish, shaded outdoor rooms that add charm to any deck, home and backyard setting.

Covered Decks, Archadeck

Covered Decks for Shade, by Archadeck

Covered decks provide shade for all types of deck designs:  platform, elevated, two story or multi-level decks.

Adding any solid, roof-type shade cover has the added benefit of rain protection.

A screened in deck design adds maximum protection for outdoor living.

Not only will your deck be shaded, there’s extra protection from rain, wind, lightning and insects too.

Deck with Screened In Deck Shade, by Archadeck

Deck with Screened In Deck Shade, by Archadeck

Screened in decks often become the ‘outdoor family room’ and are always a favorite spot for relaxing, entertaining or for a little solitude.

When ‘deck meets shade’, a haven of comfort  is created providing you with more hours of relaxation and enjoyment for outdoor living.

Visit our website, west-county.archadeck.com for plenty of sun blocking solutions and you’ll say “Thank goodness for a slice of shade”.

Archadeck of West County and St. Charles County is a leading contractor for decks and other outdoor living spaces serving Greater St. Louis including St. Charles County and parts of Illinois.  We provide onsite estimates, so just give us a call, 636-227-0800, to schedule an appointment.

If you live outside of the St. Louis and surrounding areas, go to archadeck.com for other locations across the country.

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